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Senior Process Control Engineer

Date: May 3, 2019

Location: Savannah, GA, US, 31402

Company: International Paper

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The Savannah Mill is currently seeking a qualified Senior Process Control Engineer. The Savannah Mill is located in Savannah, GA which is approximately 1-hour south of Hilton Head, SC and 2 hours north of Jacksonville, FL.  The position reports to the Manager of Process Control.


The Senior Process Control Engineer is responsible for the analysis, planning and control of the following:

  • The design and implementation of process control schemes to support existing processes which include process efficiency improvements, optimization, process variability reduction, compliance with environmental and safety requirements and equipment/process reliability.
  • Specify control hardware and design control schemes for new process automation projects.
  • Key customers include plant operators and supervisors, technical and business groups, and maintenance personnel.
    • Train operators and maintenance personnel on new control functions.
    • Assist technical groups with process improvement activities.
    • Assist in process/maintenance troubleshooting activities and RCFA investigations.
  • Responsible for business continuity of process control systems through documentation, training and management-of-change process.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams in developing control strategies and control narratives for process improvement and new projects.
  • Share the responsibility for providing weekend and off-hour support for all Process Control mill needs.
  • Willing to provide mentoring support to other engineers and technicians.


Position Requirements: 

Qualified candidates must have experience with instrumentation, motor control, regulatory control loop tuning, and advance control processes.  Experience with loop performance evaluation tools and process data historians (i.e. PI) is a plus; Experience in the coordination and implementation of DCS/PLC upgrades and/or new installation/startup is required; Proficiency in the hardware and system configuration of the Honeywell TDC, ABB 800xA, Bailey Infi90, Rockwell Control Logix systems is preferred; and familiarity and experience in control strategies related to Recovery and Power Boilers, Pulping and Chemical Recovery and/or Paper production processes is a plus.



B.S. degree in Engineering or related field and minimum 5 years experience in Process Control Engineering.  Must have strong communication skills.   


Key Competencies:

Timely Decision Making, Integrity & Trust, Priority Setting, Drive for Results, Functional/Technical Skills, Managing and Measuring Work, Managerial Courage, Problem Solving and Informing.


International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Savannah

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